Myoxanthus fimbriatus Luer & Hirtz 1992 SUBGENUS Myoxanthus SECTION Scandentia Luer 1992

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe .

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Part shade CoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Fimbriate Myoxanthus [refers to the tepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, scandent epiphyte with slender, erect, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 9 minutely hispidulous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a .1" [1 to 2 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of the ramicaul, and has tubular, pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol IX Systematics of Myoxanthus Luer 1992 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fidPleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 photo fide e; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide;